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  • Northrop Grumman Euro Hawk unmanned aircraft system
    Northrop Grumman responds to Euro Hawk concerns
    U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman said on Monday they remain fully committed to the development of the Euro Hawk unmanned aircraft system of record, and the critical capabilities the system will provide the German armed forces and its...
  • The politics of planes returns to Alabama
    The politics of planes returns to Alabama
    After losing a competition last year to get the largest military contract in U.S. history, Alabama began buzzing Wednesday with new reports of a major aircraft venture possibly expanding to Mobile. The proposal would dramatically boost aircraft...
  • Liberty Launch System
    NASA announces international effort to launch rockets in Florida to reach ISS
    NASA and Allied Techsystems (ATK) of Salt Lake City announced Tuesday that they will work together on development of the Liberty Launch System, which NASA is interested in for crew transport to the International Space Station. The agreement would...
  • The New Generation (NewGen) Boeing KC-46A Tanker demonstrates its ability to simultaneously refuel two F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft from the wing air refueling pods.
    Boeing gets $35 billion contract for KC-46A tanker
    It may be the mother of all military aircraft contracts. The Chicago based Boeing Company has been awarded a Pentagon and U.S. Air Force contract worth $35 billion dollars for its next generation KC-46A tanker to replace an aging fleet of 179...
  • Tanker Award - Replace KC-135
    Many expecting a slipt decision in the $40 billion tanker contract
    The U.S. Airforces is expected to announce it's decision as to who will be awarded a $40 billion contract for the tanker program. The military wants to replace the aging fleet of KC-135's with a modern fleet.Pentagon officials were poised...
  • U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R) Alabama
    U.S. Senator Shelby (R) Alabama expects $40billion tanker decision soon
    U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby said on Monday that he expects the Air Force to choose a contractor for a new Air Force $40billion tanker contract soon. Shelbywas at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel in downtown Mobile, Alabama when he made...
  • Wolfgang Mayrhuber, Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merk
    What is 'launch aid' and why is it so damaging to Boeing
    With hundreds of billions of export dollars at stake, and only one domestic aerospace giant left, many Americans are closely following the Air Force Tanker dispute between Boeing and the European Aeronautic Defense & Space Company (EADS)...